Everything Girls Love had the pleasure of getting to know five BOSS CHICKS that are not only slaying in the beauty industry, but inspiring others to do the same as well. Check them out below!
Monique Bivens is the owner of Brazilian Babes, a licensed beauty expert, and all-around trendsetter. Brazilian Babes is an upscale beauty boutique based in Harlem that specializes in Brazilian waxing. Although waxing is the company’s specialty, they offer a large variety of other beauty services like facials, massages, make up application, vajazzling and more! Bivens has more than ten years of experience in the beauty industry working with major makeup brands and has also held managerial roles in beauty franchises.
“Two important things to have as a business owner is consistency and passion. You have to be consistent with marketing and customer service. Being passionate about your idea is what will keep you excited every day and help you stay motivated to overcome obstacles that occur while building your brand. See the end goal even at the beginning.” -Monique Bivens
Coleen Otero, also known as “Your Beauty and Branding Expert,” is the owner of Pure Luxury Virgin Hair and Founder of CEO Chicks, which is a network that uplifts, encourages and support boss women like herself. Celebrity hair and makeup artist, branding strategist, mentor, motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur, wife, and mom to four boys and a step daughter, Coleen Otero is the definition of doing it all with STYLE! With more than 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, Coleen has dedicated her life to not only helping individuals to look beautiful on the outside, but feel beautiful on the inside.
“A fool is content with talking about what he knows while the wise are busy applying what they know.” -Coleem Otero
Joy Fennell is a New York City based fashion and celebrity makeup artist. Joy possesses a rare combination of technical precision and creative vision. Combined with her warm personality and collaborative spirit, Joy is an invaluable asset to photographers and celebrities alike in achieving a common goal. She has worked with very familiar brands including Nylon Magazine, Italian Vogue, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta and more.
“Beauty is all around. You just have to be willing to see the “Joy” in it.” -Joy Fennell
One of the youngest celebrity makeup artists and beauty experts in the game right now, Ms. Jiya has slayed the faces of Toya Wright, Reginae Carter, Dayy Bella, and more. Jiya is a ROCK star who shines everywhere she goes! At the age of 15, Jiya started her own T-shirt line “YoungNFly,” selling hundreds of T-shirts. In addition to being a celebrity make-up artist, Jiya has her own line of mink lash extensions called “Pop Lashes”. Also, she has mastered the skills of microblading and lash extensions.
“Start with the end in mind.” -Jiya Janae
She is beautiful, smart, healthy and a boss! As the owner of Poiz Cosmetics and Pressed ATL, Rasheeda is a go-to for beauty, style and fitness inspiration. Mother, reality star, and entrepreneur, Rasheeda is one to be admired. She slays in EVERYTHING she wears, her face is naturally beautiful and her body is BANGIN’! Not bad for a busy mom! Shop her brands at pressedatl.com
“You don’t have to seek after people, seek after God.” -Rasheeda Frost
So ladies let’s show love this Women’s Month and support these awesome girl bosses! Keep up the grind ladies, we’re watching!
Written By: Deidre Palode